Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Extra-Strength Awesome: 2009

Well, it's a new year. A new decade, in fact. 2009 ended in a whirl wind and 2010 has gotten into full swing, particularly with the new semester. Ugh, the new semester. I'm so over school. Although, to be fair, I really did enjoy my classes last semester, and it looks like I'll be enjoying them this semester too. It helps that I got straight A's. Well, okay. Straight A's and one A-. Boo freaking hoo.

Anyway, I was reflecting on all that happened over the past year and it made me think of what I would write if Lewis and I sent out an end-of-year letter like you know how some people do. Of course I would mention our accomplishments such as making it through a whole year of marriage together (and doing so quite successfully, if I might add) or me completing my internship. I would like to say that I graduated like I was supposed to, but I'm happy with how things turned out. True, a whole other year of school wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but so far getting my teaching certificate has been something I've enjoyed. And I feel safe in school. Sounds silly, but just try to see if I care. I like it.

Lewis was busy this year in school as well. He finished absolutely everything except for his student teaching, which he just started yesterday. Oh, and a religion class. But such is the life of a future BYU grad.

Speaking of the future, and graduating, Lewis and I will both graduate this April. Even though I'm graduating with a degree in marriage, family, and human development, I'm going to walk with the education peeps so family members can be there for both of our graduations. Of course, two days after graduation, I will be back in school finishing up the last few classes for my teaching certificate. Then Lewis will start his first year of teaching and I will start my teaching internship (hopefully) in September. Basically, 2010 looks pretty darn bright and sunny from here.

Wow, we sound like nerds with all this education talk! We had lots of fun besides school in 2009 too. We spent several weekends up in Park City at Lewis' parents' condo. It's very cozy and nice up there, so we love spending time there. It's not a very far drive to get away for the weekend or something like that. Other traveling escapades included a trip to Idaho to spend Easter with the Hirschis, another (very brief) trip to Idaho for the Hirschi family reunion, and an absolutely fantastic journey to Disneyland where we celebrated our first anniversary. Plus, during the summer, my family came to visit so we got to spend a lot of time with them, and they even survived the shenanigans that come with staying in our tiny apartment (such as when the kitchen table caves in on itself just in time for Sunday morning breakfast).

Overall, we found ourselves very blessed in the year that was 2009. We are very happy together and we have two wonderful families that have our backs no matter what. I couldn't be luckier.

So like I said, I would probably write something like that if I wrote an end-of-year letter. It would probably be more interesting if we had kids and/or I didn't send out a weekly letter to family members/blog. Plus it would probably just sound braggy cause my life is so awesome. I'm a fan of it, anyway.

1 comment:

Haley said...

"It would probably be more interesting if we had kids"
That's pretty much how I feel about Christmas letters and our blog. We always forget to take pictures anyway.
But I always enjoy reading your blog, lack of babies notwithstanding :)

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